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St Bernadette's is an 'Outstanding Catholic School' (Section 48 Inspection 2021). We are an OFSTED 'Good School' with Outstanding features in 'Behaviour and Attitudes' and 'Personal Development' (Ofsted Inspection 2022)
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Mini Vinnies – Community Team

Penpals from the Humanitas School 


Our Community Mini Vinnies have started a Penpal programme with the children at the Humanitas School in Ayensuako in Ghana. They have been writing letters to each other and sharing information about their schools, interests and things they like to do for fun! 


Harvest Collections 2021 


Our friends from the Foodbank came today to collect the huge amount of donations that we have been collecting over the last two weeks. They were completely amazed and astounded by the amount of food that they had to pack up with the help of our Community Mini Vinnies. Our whole school community has shown great generosity and kindness during our Harvest collections. The van was completely packed with boxes and bags of food and the driver told us that he loves coming to our school as we always donate the most food out of all the schools in Milton Keynes! Huge thanks to all of you; we are so very grateful for your kindness.

Christmas Gift Boxes for Caton House (December 2020)

One of our members of staff had a contact in a local care home though her church. We came up with the idea of organising Christmas gift boxes for all of the 38 residents. Every single resident received a wrapped box with a range of presents (blankets, cuddly toys, hygiene products, socks, gloves, gift sets – as per advice from the care home).  We were overwhelmed by the quantity of donations that were sent into school by our families especially as so many people are facing financial difficulties at this time. The boxes were delivered to the care home on the last day of term and the manager could not believe her eyes; she did not expect it at all. Our Community Mini Vinnies helped to pack up the boxes and they also wrote personal letters, prayers, poems and jokes for each box in order to give bring additional Christmas joy to the residents who, due to the Covid-19 restrictions on care home visitors, had been feeling particularly lonely.


What do Mini Vinnies do?

1) Mini Vinnies puts the word of God into action.

2) Mini Vinnies use prayer as worship in all meetings and all that they do.

3) Mini Vinnies bear witness to the word of God by seeking and finding those in need.

4) Mini Vinnies is about welcoming those who are forgotten.

5) Mini Vinnies put the welfare of others as their priority.



Job Description

  • To be a good role model showing excellent behaviour around school and when representing the school at outside events.
  • To promote our Catholic ethos by living our school Mission-

‘Loving, Serving and Growing Together with Jesus’ and the values of St Bernadette’s.

  • To help and lead our school charity work and charity in the local community, promoting this to the rest of the school community.
  • To support our values curriculum and the Values Missions during the school year.

To offer support, compassion and care towards those in need, in both our school and within the local community